BHS Ride Safe Training
Riding horses away from the yard can be a dangerous activity but it is something that most of us who own horses need to do. It is therefore worthwhile to educate ourselves in how to ride safely on the roads, along rights of way, across agricultural land, on the beach and warming up at competitions so the risks to ourselves, our horses and others can be minimised.
The British Horse Society (BHS) Ride Safe qualification gives practical advice, tips and guidance. Equestrian Learning, in partnership with Rockstar Equitation Centre (REC) of Penkridge, Staffordshire ST9 5SA is now providing training courses in Ride Safe with the opportunity to take the BHS assessment at the end. Full details about the training and assessment can be found here (opens in new window).
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Forthcoming courses and Test dates:
<SPRING COURSE 2018
The course runs over three sessions:
Saturday 10th March: 9.30 – 12.30
The date for Assessment @ REC is Saturday 31st March
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT CANDIDATES ENTERED FOR THE BHS RIDE SAFE ASSESSMENT 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ASSESSMENT DATE THE BHS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE ASSESSMENT. THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
Each training session includes theory and practical time with the horses. Candidates must therefore come fully prepared and equipped to ride with a riding hat to current standards. In addition a few hours of private study will be required. It is important to have the current edition of the BHS Ride Safe book before attending a course.
The course fee is £115 . The Ride Safe Award assessment fee is separate and is payable direct to the British Horse Society.